Teen Alert! How to make getting dressed easy in the morning
I’m always surprised how early my kids have to be ready for school. At my house, I make sure of three things:
- I feed the boys a hearty breakfast
- We all sit down for breakfast
- Make it as effortless as possible in the style/fashion department
Here are some easy tips for getting ready (and looking stylish) in the morning:
It’s easiest to get ready in the morning when you have mostly neutral basics. In other words, jeans, shorts, tees and other tops are either white, blue, black, grey, or brown (khaki). All neutrals match. You can mix black with blue, blue with white, brown and grey, grey and blue, brown and white, etc. It all goes. So it’s fast and easy to pull any two pieces together.
Second, consider organizing your closet or drawers to have a sections. One section is for all tops (tees and blouses). I call this your first piece. Next section is for pants and shorts. I call this your second piece. One more section for what I call your third piece: this can be vests, jackets, or button down shirts worn open. The third piece is always your punch. It’s the part of your outfit that jumps off the page if you will. I always try to include an area for my third pieces so I can easily grab either a shirt wrapped around my waist, jacket over my t-shirt or cardigan sweater.
Third, I create an organized area for jewelry, hats, and scarves. Many times these pieces have a pop of color. When you have a basic wardrobe of neutral palettes, this is where you can add some pattern, pop of color and shine. It too pops off the page by adding lots of visual interest and texture.
So when it’s 6am and your alarm goes off, getting set for school in a stylish manner is not as crazy after-all.